Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

dozen donuts in box

 

Let’s celebrate! The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! Or is it “donut?” Either way, it’s going to be a GREAT day.

The history of National Doughnut Day goes back to 1938, when The Salvation Army created the day to honor the women who used to serve the confections during World War I. In fact, a group of ladies called The Salvation Army Lassies served home cooked meals to the soldiers on the front lines, which helped improve their morale.

The first doughnut is believed to have been served to the troops way back in 1917. At that time, they were often cooked in the metal helmets used by soldiers, which got them nicknamed “the doughboys.”

 

As if you need a good reason to have a doughnut, here it is! Grab one, or one dozen this Friday. #NationalDoughnutDay

 

Sources: National Day Calendar, pexels.com

 

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